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Alt.Latino is a spotlight on the world of Latinx arts and culture through music, stories and conversation.

Alt.Latino is a spotlight on the world of Latinx arts and culture through music, stories and conversation.

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Austin, TX

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NPR

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Alt.Latino is a spotlight on the world of Latinx arts and culture through music, stories and conversation.

Language:

Spanish


Episodes

Remembering Johnny Pacheco Of Fania Records

2/28/2021
This week's episode examines the story of the force behind a social movement. Johnny Pacheco crafted a legacy of cultural pride and stellar musicianship for Fania Records, imprinting his own genius in the minds and hearts of generations of musicians to come in the process.

Duration:00:30:16

The Man Running An Entire Nation's Institute Of Sound

2/23/2021
Mexican Institute of Sound's Camilo Lara invites us to Distrito Federal by taking us on a tour of his past, including a party at Prince's Paisley Park.

Duration:00:31:22

Now We Sob, Forever He Sings: Chick Corea Remembered

2/21/2021
Chick Corea's music has been such a big part of our lives. Arturo O'Farrill, Sofía Rei, Haydée Milanés, Rubén Blades and many others share what his music meant to them.

Duration:00:31:48

Warm Up Your Winter With New Songs

2/14/2021
It's been a while, so the digital mail bag of new music has been piling up. Hear new music from Bomba Estéreo, Magos Herrera, Diamante Eléctrico and more! Songs featured on this episode: • Gustavo Cortiñas and Desafío Candente (feat. Xavier Quijas Yxayotl), "Abya Yala" • Salt Cathedral (feat. Ximena Sariñana), "Te Quiero Olvidar" • Magos Herrera, "La Creación de las Aves" • Bomba Estéreo, "Agua" • Nancy Sanchez, "Hasta Que Todos Estemos A Salvo" • Ani Cordero, "Es Amor" • Jessica...

Duration:00:38:22

Gustavo Santaolalla: A True Master Of All Trades

2/5/2021
Gustavo Santaolalla — musician, producer, film and video game composer — embodies Duke Ellington's highest praise: "beyond category."

Duration:00:30:41

Defying Cultural Expectations: Dafnis Prieto And Carlos Rafael Rivera

1/29/2021
The Cuban drummer and Guatemalan film composer offer deeper understandings of the creative process and how cultural influences shape their creative output.

Duration:00:35:52

After The Storm: We Look Back On The Insurrection At The Capitol

1/22/2021
We take a break from the music for a Latinx perspective on the events that took place at the United States Capitol on Jan. 6.

Duration:00:36:38

Tiny Desk Artist Profile: Sofia Rei

1/15/2021
The Argentine vocalist mixes tradition and various contemporary genres in her Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST performance.

Duration:00:36:07

Alt.Latino's Favorite Songs Of 2020

12/18/2020
We celebrate a year of discovery with some Alt.Latino favorites as well as a ton of discoveries from throughout the year. Songs featured in this episode: • Ana Tijoux, "ANTIFA DANCE" • Alea, "Échale Sal" • Xenia Rubinos, "Who Shot Ya?" • Gaby Moreno, Shara Nova and Cantus Domus, "Try/Tratar de Transformar" • Gina Chavez, "Ella" • Angelica Garcia, "Agua de Rosa" • La Bruja de Texcoco, "Chéni (Miedo)" • Nancy Sanchez (feat. Olmeca), "La Gran Civilización" • Helado Negro (feat. Xenia...

Duration:00:38:27

Alt.Latino's Favorite Albums Of 2020 Gave Us Passion, Vision And Solace

12/11/2020
We look back on the albums that moved us this year, from Lido Pimienta's personal Miss Colombia to Bad Bunny's monumental YHLQMDLG. Albums featured in this episode: • OKAN, Espiral • Gabriel Garzón-Montano, Agüita • Sexores, Salamanca • X Alfonso, Inside • Lido Pimienta, Miss Colombia • Orquesta Faílde, Faílde con Tumbao • Rita Indiana, Mandinga Times • Bad Bunny, YHLQMDLG • Natalia Lafourcade, Un Canto por México, Vol. 1 • Ghetto Kumbe, Ghetto Kumbe

Duration:00:50:32

Alt.Latino Introduces You To Louder Than A Riot

12/4/2020
We share our space to introduce you to a new podcast, Louder Than A Riot, an in-depth look at issues around incarceration and the development of hip-hop.

Duration:00:54:15

Milestones, Immigration And Justice Music

11/27/2020
This week we visit with NPR's Radio Ambulante, talk about immigration issues and meet a singer with a message.

Duration:00:29:48

Alt.Latino Film Festival: Fandangos And Mockingbirds

11/20/2020
Two new music documentaries — featuring Linda Ronstadt and Arturo O'Farrill — tell us stories about history, identity and culture through Mexican folk music.

Duration:00:26:55

Encore: A Conversation About The 'American Dirt' Controversy

11/6/2020
When does a depiction of culture, history and identity become inauthentic? And according to whom? We dig into the conversation around the novel American Dirt. This episode originally aired Jan. 31, 2020.

Duration:00:29:03

Latinidad In The News

10/23/2020
We shine a light on recent stories by NPR hosts, reporters and producers who go beyond the obvious in their coverage of Latinx communities in the U.S.

Duration:00:35:21

Cumbia: The Musical Backbone Of Latin America

10/16/2020
Alt.Latino journeys from the tip of South America to the bodegas of New York City — all the while dancing to the beat of cumbia, the lingua franca of Latin music.

Duration:00:46:44

We Look At The 2020 Latin Grammy Nominations

10/2/2020
Lido Pimienta, Gina Chavez, Natalia Lafourcade and Juanes are just a few of the Latin Grammy nominations this year. We listen to their music and throwback to our conversations with those artists.

Duration:00:41:39

50 Years Later, Santana's 'Abraxas' Still Changes The Game

9/25/2020
Santana drummer Michael Shrieve and Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid give us the view behind the drum kit and illustrate the scope of the record's influence.

Duration:00:30:22

Latinx Monuments We'd Like To See

9/18/2020
Ivy Queen, Jean-Michel Basquiet and Maria from Sesame Street are just a few of the Latinx figures we think should be cast in bronze or carved on the side of a mountain.

Duration:00:28:44

Graciela Iturbide, The Artistic Soul Of Mexico

9/16/2020
Take a journey into the artistic sensibilities of a genuine photographic icon. This interview was conducted entirely in Spanish.

Duration:00:24:29